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Windows 7: Good SSD Brands to buy?

03 Oct 2012   #31
alikhan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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From what I hear, SSD manufacturers will say that their SSDs can withstand approximately 10,000 hours of operation. That comes out to about 415 days–or a little over 1 year–if you’re constantly writing and rewriting data to your SSD.

It comes down to how much you use your computer. Are you doing a lot of data-intensive work, like video editing? Do you regularly move around big chunks of files (movies, tv shows, music, etc.)? How often do you install and uninstall and reinstall big programs?

The more data you manipulate, the faster your SSD is going to die. You can probably expect to squeeze a few years out of it, but “decades” is much too long unless you only plan on using your computer once a week or something like that.
Because of this i hesitate buying ssd for my pc.
I would do more research on the topic because the information you have found is wrong.......very wrong.
Hear is the link where i read about the ssd.
How to Maximize the Life of Your SSD

It clearly states that -
All SSDs have a limited number of writes before they wear out. As we've pointed out, most modern SSDs will become outdated before they die.

I'm still confused in deciding whether it is worth the price.


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03 Oct 2012   #32
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alikhan View Post
From what I hear, SSD manufacturers will say that their SSDs can withstand approximately 10,000 hours of operation. That comes out to about 415 days–or a little over 1 year–if you’re constantly writing and rewriting data to your SSD.

It comes down to how much you use your computer. Are you doing a lot of data-intensive work, like video editing? Do you regularly move around big chunks of files (movies, tv shows, music, etc.)? How often do you install and uninstall and reinstall big programs?

The more data you manipulate, the faster your SSD is going to die. You can probably expect to squeeze a few years out of it, but “decades” is much too long unless you only plan on using your computer once a week or something like that.
Because of this i hesitate buying ssd for my pc.
I would do more research on the topic because the information you have found is wrong.......very wrong.
Have to agree KD depends very much on the way you set it up too for example defragging is a sure way of shortening the life. Plus most of what I have read tells me there is a fair amount of "redundancy" built into them as well.

I have heard folks quoting five to six years and in any case a HDD isn't that invincible either for that matter I've had some die after a few months.

My own SSD's (4) haven't missed a beat yet and they get a fair working out..

Frankly I think we are trying find something that is indestructible and like a car mate it is going to wear out depending on how you use it plus some brands are better than others. Personally if were manufacturing these devices I would go hell for leather to make it the best quality product I could, otherwise you are going to go broke real quick.

PS In reply to alikhan absolutely my friend.
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03 Oct 2012   #33
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I'm not saying they don't wear out, I was saying that the facts stated were wrong because they are. As far as defragging, Windows 7 won't defrag an SSD because it it doesn't show up as a drive with any rotational speed.....you have to MANUALLY make it defrag an SSD, and frankly, if you are doing that, you are an idiot.

I could go buy a brand new Ferrari, drive it home, pull into the driveway, put it in park, and push the pedal to the floor until it blows up..........but what sense would that make? What I should do is take it home, drive it, maintain it, keep it tuned up and let it last me years and years. The last couple of generations of SSD's are more reliable than ever, just go look at the torture testing done on some major brands of SSD's.........they are writing into the Petabytes, which would end up being more than a little over a year.
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03 Oct 2012   #34
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Absolutely KB which is just reiterating my comments everything wears out if used even you and ZI and everyone else in SF!

I think this discussion would be far more useful to us if we were to concentrate on what the title of this thread states rather than whether SSD's are good bad indifferent liable to wear out quickly breakdown etc

it is interesting to see that you mentioned petabytes too I personally am wondering when that eventuates how it will affect what we are using now - price wise
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04 Oct 2012   #35
cytherian

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Definitely do not defrag an SSD. That's a quick recipe for shortening its life. The whole reason for defragging is because fragmentation requires more movement of the read head on a conventional HDD. It's hardly a performance reduction for an SSD, so no point in doing it in the first place.

Also, failure on an SSD is not necessarily an all or nothing condition. Just the way an HDD would get a bad sector, I'm sure that a failed sector on an SSD would still leave it functional, although I assume you'll lose a larger block of usable drive space when it happens.

The ideal is to have your operating system on an SSD, as well as files that you tend to read but not write to. Put everything else on a conventional HDD. In this scenario, I'm sure an SSD will last at least as long as a quality conventional HDD.
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04 Oct 2012   #36
cytherian

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alikhan View Post
It clearly states that - All SSDs have a limited number of writes before they wear out. As we've pointed out, most modern SSDs will become outdated before they die.
"Outdated" is a relative term, because plenty of people are using "outdated" conventional HDD's in their computers with no problems. For instance, 7200rpm is now the mainstream HDD speed for desktop computers (it used to be 5400rpm), but does that make a 5400rpm drive outdated? Well, it's better to have those in your laptop because of battery life.

Consumer SSD's are still relatively new to the market (compared to HDD's). They have benefited tremendously from HDD and flash drive technologies to speed up their development curve, but there is still a long way to go. Meanwhile, I think the first major threshold has been crossed. Drives like the Samsung 830 and Crucial M4 are really solid and usable. I think the next drives will not only be faster and more reliable, but their longevity will increase as well, providing that competition helps keep the SSD manufacturers honest.
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04 Oct 2012   #37
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Yep cytherian this is how to make sure the SSD is not defragged.
Disk Defragmenter Schedule- Turn On or Off

You might be interested in Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance as well
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